Mar. 30, 2016
By launching nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has defied a UN Security Council resolution that endorsed last year’s nuclear deal, the U.S. and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Iran’s recent ballistic tests were “inconsistent with” and “in defiance of” Resolution 2231, adopted last July, said the joint U.S., British, French, German letter to Spain’s UN Ambassador Roman Marchesi and UN chief Ban Ki-moon. Spain has been assigned the task of coordinating council discussions on Resolution 2231.
Several diplomats said the most Iran could expect would be a public rebuke by the Security Council since the reimposition of UN sanctions would only be triggered by violations of the agreed restrictions on Iran’s atomic work. (Reuters)
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Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon welcomed the four countries’ call for a united response to Iran. “There must be consequences for Iran’s hostility towards Israel and for its complete disregard of Security Council Resolution 2231,” Danon said Tuesday. “Iran’s true intentions have been revealed, despite their attempts to hide behind a cloak of smiles. The international community must take action and impose sanctions against the Iranian regime.” (Times of Israel)